Dear Rep DeGette (D-Co-1st)
Please vote against any authorization to use military force in Syria. The reports on alleged use of sarin gas by Syrian government forces are so unsubstantiated as to be laughable. Especially when produced by a government that has a track record of being so wrong so often that it is either an obvious liar or the so-called intelligence community is the biggest over-funded boondoggle of all time.
And, even if by some weird stroke of luck they happened to actually not be lying this time, then it still doesn't matter as its no threat to America. I don't really care whether Al-Qaida gasses Assad or if Assad gasses Al-Qaida. And it certainly isn't worth spending hundreds of billions of dollars trying to stop. If nothing else, we can't afford it .
Why is it that whenever we talk about health care or social services or payroll tax holidays we are told that the deficit is a major problem that must be addressed, but when someone wants to go start a useless and needless war on the other side of the world, then suddenly money is no issue? Surely its clear to anyone with a brain, and presumably even to Congresspeople, that we simply can't afford this. Don' t you dare come back pushing more austerity measures to make the bankers happy about the deficit if you start this war.
Please vote No on any attack on Syria. And if none of the reasons above don't convince you, then picture the killed and maimed innocent people, including women and children, that are an absolute certainty if this attack is authorized. Do you want that blood on your hands and conscience? Please vote No.